ICPC inaugurates anti-corruption and transparency unit at FAAN

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Friday inaugurated members of Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

Speaking at the induction of FAAN ACTU held at the conference centre of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, conference centre in Lagos, FAAN’s managing director, Capt. Rabiu Yadudu said corruption constitutes unusual and extra ordinary threat to national security and socio-economic development of Nigeria.

He commended the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari- led government to curb the incidence of corruption and its attendant effects in the country.

The managing director said FAAN as agency in the federal ministry of aviation “has taken steps in ensuring the implementation of various anti-corruption measures one of which is the ACTU that is being inaugurated.”

He assured the ICPC chairman, Prof Bolaji Owasanoye of FAAN’s commitment to the success of the Unit and charged its members to be of exemplary conduct and maintain personal integrity at all times in the discharge of their duties.

In their separate goodwill messages, Owasanoye, the minister of aviation, Mr. Hadi Sirika and the head of the civil service of the federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan encouraged the FAAN ACTU team to always be of high ethical standard and show leadership by being above board in their daily conduct.

Also, there were three paper presentations by officials of ICPC, all harping on ACTU as a tool for fighting corruption.

The event, which was well attended by stakeholders in the industry climaxed with the inauguration of the newly inducted FAAN ACTU members.

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